The Premier League can be a cruel place for struggling managers and the first to get sacked is a great market to get in on early with some interesting prices!
The new Premier League season is now four games in and after some questionable starts, some managers are feeling the pressure. Owners of Premier League clubs aren’t renowned for being the most patient and if a team isn’t doing well, they will make changes.
Last season, there were seven sackings in total. Javi Garcia was the first of which to lose his job at Watford, on September 7th. Watford were rock bottom at the time and needed a change after just five weeks. It didn’t help them though as they went on to have four different managers over the year and were still relegated.
We have had one sacking in the Premier League so far and it was Slaven Bilic at West Brom. He was replaced by Sam Allardyce who hasn’t had the desired effect yet as his side are still
Sacking managers is an expensive task and clubs need to be sure things need to change before, or that they don’t have a long contract left and sacking them won’t break the bank! Hopefully, none will be handed as badly as Brighton when they sacked Gus Poyet!
Premier League Sack Race 2020/21 Odds (Betfair)
Chris Wilder – 8/15
Surely the Sheffield United manager isn’t far away from losing his job. His side are bottom of the Premier League with just two points in 17 games. The Blades have lost their last three games and are currently 12 points from safety. This is a huge surprise after having a great season back in the top flight last year.
After enduring the worst ever start to a Premier League season, Wilder’s side are the 1/40 favourites to get relegated! Now even though it looks inevitable that they will go down, the club won’t stop with trying to stay up. Sooner or later, Chris Wilder is going to lose his job, it’s just when!
Frank Lampard – 10/3
When Lampard finished fourth last season this was seen as a good year for the club who had a new manager and weren’t allowed to make transfers. However, since then they have spent a lot of money on new players and as a result, the expectations are far higher.
Chelsea currently sit ninth in the Premier Leauge and potentially ten points off the top of the table. Their new signings are struggling and Lampard isn’t getting the best out of them. They were comfortably beaten by Man City last weekend which put more pressure on Lampard as it showed the gulf in class between the two sides. A couple more poor results and don’t be surprised to Chelsea make another managerial change.
Roy Hodgson – 6/1
With Palace in 14th place in the Premier League, it’s not a particularly bad season but not a great one either so far. When you look at their results though, they have just one win in their last six. As they are only eleven points clear of the bottom three, another poor run could see them in a relegation fight.
With Hodgson as a manager, they don’t seem to be going anywhere really. The side are very reliant on Zaha and without him, they struggle. Hodgson is coming near to retirement soon and if the right manager became available, Palace may think about parting ways.